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Tiger on thinking long term, opening a restaurant and Wisconsin mosquitos

HAVEN, Wis. -- Still playing to media-center packed houses, Tiger Woods fended off some stout rally-killing efforts to reflect on everything from the state of the game, to the size of Wisconsin's mosquitos and even his new life as a restaurateur.

Woods arrived visibly sweating after playing a muggy morning nine under the ever-watchful eye of life consultant Rob McNamara and swing consultant Chris Como, each trailing their student in uncomfortably close fashion. Como, still very much on Team Tiger, was clad in the opposite two-tone Nike shirt as Woods in a bizarro effort at yin-yang dynamics. Or just very bad fashion scripting luck.

The clean-shaven 278th ranked player in the world is preparing for the 2015 PGA at a Whistling Straits layout he's played twice in uninspired fashion (T-24 in 2004, T-28 in 2010), Woods was asked if his game had slipped a bit. The four-time PGA Champion sounds focused very much on the long-term and relying on experience in his old (39) age now that he's no longer able to overpower a course.